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May 10, 2011 5:06:17 AM

Hey guys :) . I run a recording studio so I need to get everything set up.

GOAL: TO HAVE A 2 MONITOR EXTENDED DESKTOP SET UP BETWEEN AN LCD AND A COMPUTER MONITOR. THEN TO HAVE A THIRD LCD MIRROR ONE OF THE FIRST 2 SCREENS FOR LYRICS IN THE VOCAL BOOTH

My chain is as follows:

42 inch Hannspree LCD mounted on wall

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

17 inch Samsung Syncmaster 710

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Undecided 17-19 inch computer monitor. Possibly looking at a regular Acer

If I wanted to connect all of these things, how could I go about doing it? I can either use the Syncmaster as the computer monitor, and then buy a small LCD and hang that in the vocal booth, or I can use it as the LCD in the vocal booth and then buy a regular CPU monitor.

So far I was thinking HDMI to the large wall LCD, DVI splitter between computer monitor and vocal booth LCD. I am not sure if this would work though?


Here is my video card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If I wanted to have the THIRD LCD mirror either the first or second screen (whatever is easier/cheaper/does not lose quality)
I want the computer monitor on my desk to be an extended screen of the first LCD that hangs on the wall.

So: Wall LCD=Screen 1
Computer monitor= extended screen 2
Vocal booth small LCD: Mirror screen 1 or 2
a c 359 U Graphics card
a c 195 C Monitor
May 10, 2011 5:16:05 AM

To use Eyefinity (3 monitors) you are required to use the DisplayPort. That means you need to:

1. Buy a monitor with a DisplayPort; or
2. Buy any monitor with a DVI port, but you must also buy an Active DisplayPort Adapter like the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 10, 2011 5:21:09 AM

jaguarskx said:
To use Eyefinity (3 monitors) you are required to use the DisplayPort. That means you need to:

1. Buy a monitor with a DisplayPort; or
2. Buy any monitor with a DVI port, but you must also buy an Active DisplayPort Adapter like the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the answer my dude. So I can buy any monitor and just get that adapter and do it like that?

How would I go about setting up my computer to do this like setting wise in Win 7? Also, will there be any degradation of quality if I do this? So HDMI to large LCD, DVI to computer monitor, DP adapter to DVI into my Samsung ? Does that sound about right?

Still confused as to how I can make it work though after I hook it up. Thanks friend and have a great day!
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May 10, 2011 5:22:13 AM

jaguarskx said:
To use Eyefinity (3 monitors) you are required to use the DisplayPort. That means you need to:

1. Buy a monitor with a DisplayPort; or
2. Buy any monitor with a DVI port, but you must also buy an Active DisplayPort Adapter like the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Unless, do you know any good 17-19 inch computer monitors that have display ports? I need to stay sub 200 though as I am kinda broke haha.
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a c 217 U Graphics card
a c 130 C Monitor
May 10, 2011 5:34:49 AM

Don't bother with eyefinity, this is not what you want. Eyefinity creates a single monitor experience across 3 monitors. Your goal is to have a 2 monitor extended desktop, with one being duplicated on a 3rd. Eyefinity does not do this.

I believe you can by a $40 2nd card to drive the 3rd monitor and in the screen resolution options (right click the desktop), choose to extend the desktop onto a 2nd monitor, and have the 3rd duplicate the 2nd (I'm not 100% on this part, if you can do both features at once). You do not want a crossfire setup for this.

The simplest and cheapest way may be to just get a splitter, to split one of your outputs to two different monitors. i.e. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 359 U Graphics card
a c 195 C Monitor
May 10, 2011 5:39:17 AM

I don't have any experience with Eyefinity; I only use a two monitor setup.

You should have no issues with clarity otherwise there would have been an uproar with current users.

Here are four 19" monitors with DisplayPort; there are no 17" monitors with DisplayPort:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

As for "good quality" I suppose that depends on how you define it. I generally have high standards when it comes to monitor and none of those monitors even come close to it.
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May 10, 2011 3:26:45 PM

bystander said:
Don't bother with eyefinity, this is not what you want. Eyefinity creates a single monitor experience across 3 monitors. Your goal is to have a 2 monitor extended desktop, with one being duplicated on a 3rd. Eyefinity does not do this.

I believe you can by a $40 2nd card to drive the 3rd monitor and in the screen resolution options (right click the desktop), choose to extend the desktop onto a 2nd monitor, and have the 3rd duplicate the 2nd (I'm not 100% on this part, if you can do both features at once). You do not want a crossfire setup for this.

The simplest and cheapest way may be to just get a splitter, to split one of your outputs to two different monitors. i.e. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks man! So I will run a DVI splitter, and split between the computer monitor which will get plugged in DVI, and then the LCD in the vocal booth which will plug in DVI? Will my video card allow for this?
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a c 217 U Graphics card
a c 130 C Monitor
May 10, 2011 3:49:44 PM

mikeeb said:
Thanks man! So I will run a DVI splitter, and split between the computer monitor which will get plugged in DVI, and then the LCD in the vocal booth which will plug in DVI? Will my video card allow for this?


It will work as long as your LCD allows for the DVI output (they make splitters for all kinds of connections).
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May 10, 2011 3:53:52 PM

bystander said:
It will work as long as your LCD allows for the DVI output (they make splitters for all kinds of connections).


And will the quality be cut in half as well? Or will it be fine?
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a c 130 C Monitor
May 10, 2011 3:56:43 PM

mikeeb said:
And will the quality be cut in half as well? Or will it be fine?


I don't have personal experience with this, but I do not know any reason why it shouldn't have the exact same image quality.
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